A flawless user experience is both effective and enjoyable. All users, including those with disabilities, benefit from inclusive accessibility testing. Accessibility is the primary goal of any software product that wishes to be more successful and inclusive.
Inclusive web applications allow users to overcome accessibility barriers that make them difficult or impossible for some people to use. Making the web accessible benefits individuals, society, and businesses. Web accessibility improves customer experience, brand loyalty and overall reputation. Accessibility is not a choice, it’s a responsibility.
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WHO IS AFFECTED
15%-20% of people in the US have reading difficulties, including dyslexia (source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19378286/). A study in 2009 by Cass Business School found that around 20% of UK entrepreneurs and 35% of US entrepreneurs are dyslexic (Bill Gates and Richard Branson are textbook examples).
8% of Caucasian males in the US suffer from some form of colour blindness, compared to 0.5% of females. (source: nei.nih.gov). Incidence of colour blindness differs between ethnic groups – from 1% in Inuit to 8% in Caucasian males.
7% of working-age adults have severe dexterity difficulty (source: The Wide Range of Abilities and Its Impact on Computer Technology– Microsoft / Forrester). Severe dexterity difficulties mean users are unlikely to use a mouse and rely on the keyboard instead.
About 20% of the population has accessibility issues.
- 1 in 10 people has a severe disability.
- 1 in 2 people over the age of 65 have reduced abilities.
Disabilities include blindness, deaf, handicapped, or any disorder in the body.
A software product can cater to a bigger market if it is made disabled-friendly. Accessibility issues in software can be resolved if accessibility testing is made part of the normal software testing life cycle.
The following are a compilation of disability statistics from government agencies and researchers in the US, UK, and Canada. The statistics shown have the most impact on website use and help assess the impact of accessibility problems, in terms of numbers of people affected, and likely commercial impact.
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WCAG 2.0 at a glance:
Introduction to WCAG, the Principles, Guidelines and Success Criteria.
Deep dive into the 38 WCAG 2.0 Level A and Level AA Success Criteria.
Walkthrough of the Success Criteria, the definition and meaning.
What’s important to know about each Success Criteria?